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Buzhardt, Jay; Greenwood, Charles R.; Abbott, Mary; Tapia, Yolanda – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Effectively scaling up evidence-based educational practices requires identification of barriers to the wide-scale implementation and maintenance of such practices at a distance from the original research and development team. The two studies reported here investigated the implementation of ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) in nine schools across five…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Program Implementation, Elementary Schools
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Antoniou, Faye; Souvignier, Elmar – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
Teaching reading strategies and guiding students towards self-regulated reading routines are promising approaches to fostering reading comprehension in students with learning disabilities. The aim of this study was to evaluate in a sample of 73 fifth to eighth graders with learning disabilities (IQ higher than 85 and reading skills below…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading, Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities
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McMaster, Kristen L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2007
This article provides an overview of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) for reading. First, specific activities and research supporting PALS for Grades 2 through 6, High School, Kindergarten, and First Grade are described. Then, research addressing the characteristics of students who have not responded to PALS, as well as approaches to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Price, Geraldine A.; Gale, Anne – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
The safety of dyslexic nurses, and whether they are a danger to their patients, has been widely discussed. This empirical study sought to discover the impact of the dyslexic profile on clinical practice for nursing students. Two focus groups of third-year nursing students in higher education were set up: a control group and a dyslexic group. The…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Control Groups, Nursing Education, Safety
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Masoura, Elvira V. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
Research findings concerning working memory impairment of children with learning disabilities, poor readers, and individuals with severe learning difficulties are examined within the framework of working memory. Results from developmental and experimental studies indicate a close link between the function of working memory and performance on…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Short Term Memory, Children, Language Impairments
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Boon, Richard T.; Burke, Mack D.; Fore, Cecil, III; Hagan-Burke, Shanna – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic replication of a previous study (Boon, Burke, Fore, & Spencer, 2006) on the effects of computer-generated cognitive organizers using Inspiration 6 software versus a traditional textbook instruction format on students' ability to comprehend social studies content information in high school…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Mild Disabilities, Educational Technology, Social Studies
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Bulgren, Janis A.; Marquis, Janet G.; Deshler, Donald D.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Lenz, B. Keith; Davis, Betsy; Grossen, Bonnie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to gain information about the high school general educational context for students with and without disabilities. A questionnaire was administered to general education teachers who taught required high school courses in which students with disabilities and students who were low achievers were enrolled. Instructional…
Descriptors: High Schools, General Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Low Achievement
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Garcia, Jesus N.; de Caso, Ana Maria – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study aimed at verifying whether a specific program on writing self-efficacy, designed to train the four sources of self-efficacy suggested by Bandura (1997), could improve not only productivity and quality of writing composition in students with LD and their processes of writing, but also their writing self-efficacy beliefs and other…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities
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Nowicki, Elizabeth A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
Research is clear about children's negative biases toward the opposite gender, toward peers of lower learning ability, and toward out-group members in general, especially among younger children. In adulthood, the magnitude and valence of attitudes may be dependent on cognitive, behavioral, or affective response classes, but little is known of how…
Descriptors: Children, Attitude Measures, Schemata (Cognition), Age Differences
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Goodman, Gay; Webb, Michael A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study examined the reading achievement scores of 66 third- and fourth-grade students who were referred by their general education teachers on the basis of a suspected reading disability. Before a reading disability diagnosis was conducted, each student was reviewed by an Intervention Assistance Team and intervention assistance was provided.…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Achievement
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Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Sutton, Ida L. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This article provides a typology of reasons for conducting mixed-methods research in special education. The mixed-methods research process is described along with the role of the rationale and purpose of study. The reasons given in the literature for utilizing mixed-methods research are explicated, and the limitations of these reason frameworks…
Descriptors: Methods Research, Investigations, Disabilities, Special Education
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Gregg, Noel; Hoy, Cheri; Flaherty, Donna Ann; Norris, Peggy; Coleman, Christopher; Davis, Mark; Jordan, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
The vast majority of students with learning disabilities at the postsecondary level demonstrate reading decoding, reading fluency, and writing deficits. Identification of valid and reliable psychometric measures for documenting decoding and spelling disabilities at the postsecondary level is critical for determining appropriate accommodations. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Word Recognition, Cognitive Processes, Spelling
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Lancaster, Sean; Mellard, Daryl – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
Identifying individuals with specific learning disabilities (SLD) is a complex task, particularly for adult populations. Adult agencies such as vocational rehabilitative services or adult basic education often use different SLD definitions and criteria, are often understaffed, have limited resources, and have a shortage of staff trained on SLD…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adult Learning, Internet, Screening Tests
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Parette, Phil – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
The issue of segregation of students with disabilities across cultural groups is a function of cultural values demonstrated by charter schools and the resulting dissonance between these values and those demonstrated by families. Lack of understanding about school culture and diverse family value systems can lead to varying family responses to the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Culture, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
Disproportionality in special education is a widespread problem for racial minorities, particularly for African and Native American students. Furthermore, special education placements for racial minority students tend to be highly restrictive and permanent. School personnel might approach this problem through a focus on prevention. That is,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disproportionate Representation, High Risk Students, Disabilities
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